Marten Carlson

Senior Editor

Marten has been writing about mattresses and sleep health for three years. He is Senior Editor at Mattress Clarity where he reviews mattresses, bedding, and covers sleep news.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Film Production from Denison University and his master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University.

In his time at Mattress Clarity, Marten has written over 300 articles in regard to sleep and sleep products. Topics have ranged from the impact of technology on sleep quality to the way sleep impacts cardiovascular health. He is especially interested in the correlation between proper sleep and mental health.

Marten also has a personal stake in sleep health. After writing numerous pieces on the dangers of sleep apnea, he decided to get tested for the condition. Realizing he did, in fact, suffer from sleep apnea, he immediately started using a CPAP machine. Marten knows all too well the importance of a healthy night’s sleep.

Before joining Mattress Clarity, Marten worked as a freelance writer where he interviewed film directors and reviewed films for publications like Consequence of Sound. When he is not covering sleep topics, he is writing and directing films, mostly of the horror variety. His short film, Starlets, is still making the festival rounds as Marten works on the feature script.

Sleeping Position: Side and back

Hours Logged Each Night: 8

Always Sleeps With: The Stephen King book he fell asleep reading

Marten knows all too well the importance of a healthy night’s sleep.

Articles Written By Marten

Adjustable Bed Reviews

Beautyrest Black

Bedding Industry

CBD Reviews

Comforter Reviews


Duvet Cover Reviews

Electric Blanket Reviews

iSeries Hybrid


Mattress Reviews Page

Mattress Topper Reviews

Memory Foam



Simmons Beautyrest

Sleep Blog

Sleep Health

Sleep Mask Reviews

Sleep News


Weighted Blanket Reviews

About Mattress Clarity and Pillar4 Media

Mattress Clarity is a Pillar4 Media property that empowers people across the globe to enhance their sleep quality — and, in the process, to enhance their overall wellbeing. We do this by providing honest, unbiased, and reliable reviews of mattresses as well as other sleep products and accessories. While we are experts when it comes to bedding, we are also real people who don’t believe there is a universal “best mattress” out there. But we do believe there is a best mattress for everyone and it’s our goal to help you find it.

Our team also reports on the latest sleep research and provides sleep education content on a broad range of topics including sleep disorders, sleeping across different life stages, sleep trackers and apps, sleep industry news and much more. All of this is done so that our readers are empowered to get better sleep and live healthier lives.

Each one of our writers is a specialist in the area of sleep. Whether reporting on groundbreaking sleep research or offering a first-person review of a mattress or other sleep product, our team members offer honest, research-backed, clear, and down-to-earth content. While crafting our mattress, pillow, and other sleep product reviews, we spend quality time actually sleeping on or with these products with the end goal of helping our readers find the perfect night’s sleep. To further ensure the accuracy of our content, we are building an extensive Expert Network featuring sleep and wellness experts who verify the content on our site.